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Are you ready for some post-Halloween pumpkin fun? Bring your jack-o-lantern or uncarved pumpkin to HRPK’s Pier 84 to squash, smash and smush them into compost to help keep our Park beautiful, green and growing. Groups are asked to bring their own pumpkins, as well as safety goggles.

This November, don’t miss a chance to participate in a HRPK fall favorite, Pumpkin Smash! A sustainable way to celebrate the season, Pumpkin Smash provides a way for pumpkins to be broken down and repurposed into compost by Hudson River Park’s team. You’ll get fifteen minutes of smashing fun and your choice of a bat, hammer or shovel to break up your gourd into the smallest pieces you can! Stick around after to learn from the HRPK team how composting works at the Park and enjoy the beautiful pier.

Hudson River Park’s annual Pumpkin Smash is designed to help divert seasonal organic waste from landfills as well as educate and engage our Park community. Composting at Pumpkin Smash and year-round benefits both Hudson River Park and our community. Nutrient-rich soil promotes healthier plant beds and insulates plants during the winter by helping them retain water. Collecting horticultural and food scraps also reduces our waste stream and supports the Park’s overall sustainability.

Two volunteers cleaning up smashed pumpkins for compost

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Saturday, Nov 05
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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